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Merrington History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Merrington family


The surname Merrington was first found in Durham where one of the first on record was Simon de Mereton in 1242. Alternatively, the name could have originated in Warwickshire at Meriden (Mereden), a parish that was anciently called Alspath, and formed part of the possessions of the Countess Godiva in 1043, and in the 12th year of the reign Edward II was the property of John de Segrave. Today, the parish is in the West Midlands and is the traditional center of England. Meriden literally means "pleasant valley" from the Old English "myre" + "denu." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The village of Kirk Merrington is also located in Durham and dates back to c. 1085 when it was first listed as Maerintun. By 1331, it was listed as Kyrke Merington. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Early History of the Merrington family


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Merrington Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Meriton, Merrington, Mirrington, Marrington, Morrington, Merriton, Miriton and many more.

Early Notables of the Merrington family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Merrington family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Merrington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Merrington, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Merrington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Merrington, aged 29, a bootmaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Agnes Merrington, aged 32, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Agnes L. Merrington, aged 10, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Constance J. Merrington, aged 4, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Florence M. Merrington, aged 1, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Merrington (post 1700)


  • Gary Merrington (b. 1946), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1966 to 1975 for Footscray
  • Andrew Merrington (b. 1978), Australian rules footballer. who played from Carlton for 2000 to 2003
  • David Robert Merrington (b. 1945), British BBC association football commentator, former professional player and coach

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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